Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FBI Investigating Possible Wendy Davis Corruption

FBI Investigating Possible Wendy Davis Corruption

By Rose LaFleur


According to the Dallas News, Travis County, Texas officials have confirmed that “(d)ocuments related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency. ”

Wendy Davis works as both a legislator and in a private law practice, working in the area of land condemnation and delinquent toll collections for the NTTA. All this while voting on legislation that impact both and which resulted in work being funneled to her law firm:
“Davis had voted for a law governing a toll-road project for which the NTTA hired her firm to handle the condemnation. She also backed changes in collecting unpaid tolls that came before the NTTA hired law firms — including Davis’ — to carry out the collections. And as a state senator, she sought federal money for a transportation project being handled by her Fort Worth law firm.”
The Travis County district attorney’s office conducted a review of Davis’ actions as a result of an ethics violation complaint filed by an opponent. They concluded their review but say they were unable to find sufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution as most of the actions occurred in another county. But apparently they referred their findings to the FBI, who are refusing to release documents regarding the investigation saying it would “would interfere with the FBI’s prosecution of the crime underlying the information.” Read more here.

Rose LaFleur, Western Free Press

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